Benjamin "BJ" Cleere

November 7, 1927April 3, 2018

Benjamin J. Cleere (Ben) went home to his Savior on April 3, 2018 There he met his Savior face to face.

Born Nov. 7, 1927 to Otha B. Cleere and Beulah Lamberth Cleere. The sixth child of ten children in Comanche, Texas. Graduated Comanche High School May 1946. Married Georgia Foreman November 27, 1946. They came to Odessa in August of 1951. They had five children. Benjamin or Ben worked as a truck driver for the Texas Pacific Railroad and retired in 1987. He was in Boy Scouts several years and went to Scout Camp with them. He is survived by wife Georgia, son Freddy Cleere of Odessa, daughter Nelda Jenkins of Burleson, Texas, son Benjamin (Jeff) Cleere of Odessa, and son Roger Cleere of Odessa, 11 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren. One brother Otha Cleere of DeLeon, Texas and sister Virginia Archer of Comanche, Texas. Preceded in death is daughter Deborah Cleere Allen, father and mother, four brothers, and three sisters. Services will be held at Second Baptist Church 711 East 17th St. in Odessa at 2:00 pm Friday, April 6, 2018 Jackie Brim is officiating, graveside to follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held at Hubbard-Kelly Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.


  • Georgia Cleere, Wife
  • Freddy Cleere, Son
  • Nelda Jenkins, Daughter
  • Benjamin "Jeff" Cleere, Son
  • Roger Cleere, Son
  • (11 ), Grandchildren
  • (14 ), Great Grandchildren
  • Otha Cleere, Brother
  • Virginia Archer, Sister


  • Visitation Thursday, April 5, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 6, 2018

Benjamin "BJ" Cleere

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Gary and Evette Orren

April 5, 2018

It seems like only yesterday when I was a young boy, excited to be at Grandma and Grandpa's house in Comanche for a weekend. The house was full of cousins, aunts, and uncles; there was so much to do; those were good times. Aunt Georgia - you and Uncle Benny, and Freddy, Nelda, Debbie, Jeff, and Roger were a big part of those memories. You all blessed me tremendously over the years. We don't see each other nearly as often now, but I do cherish the times I have spent with you. I am grieving with you at the passing of Uncle Benny, God rest his soul.

Suzette Hill

April 5, 2018

Just wanted to let you all know we love you and our hearts go out to you in your time of loss. I fondly remember all the times we got together when all of us were kids and would make home made ice cream and cook out. Aunt Nelda made the vanilla, Mom made the banana and Aunt Georgia made the peach! I know several of us tried to get servings of all three kinds! The men would be cranking those old time ice cream makers and Uncle Benny was cranking the peach. Always enjoyed listening to Uncle Benny tell stories of his travels and his life when he and Aunt Georgia were young! I appreciated how Uncle Benny treated Aunt Georgia, he was always respectful to her. Marriage certainly has its issues, but Aunt Georgia and Uncle Benny kept their issues private and were loyal to one another. Thank you for your wonderful example!

Terry and Ellen Rumpff

April 4, 2018

Jeff and Vickie,, we are so sorry for your sorrow in saying goodbye to your dad. May God comfort you and be ever present for you. God is good and so faithful that I know He is where you will find peace in Him. We’re praying for you all.